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1.5" TC Diptube or Whirlpool Return Friction Fit (Press Fit)
1.5" TC Diptube or Whirlpool Return Friction Fit (Press Fit)

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Product Code: TC15PRESSFIT90

If you have an externally facing 1.5" TC port on your pot but nothing on the inside to connect to, this press fit unit is a no brainer for getting a diptube or whirlpool return installed. There are other methods on the market but they add bulk to the outside of the kettle by pushing the valve several inches away and require extra sets of clamps and gaskets.They're also twice the price.

The press fit diptube starts with a piston sized to fit inside the bore of a 1.5" TC port (approximately 1-3/8"). It has two oring grooves that contain silicone orings. When a thin coating of keg lube is applied to the orings, you can press the piston into the TC port on the inside of the pot and it will hold whatever position you leave it in. A 1" OD polished SS tube elbow is welded to the piston.

The horizontal reach of the tube is approximately 2" and it drops down 2" from the center of the TC port. What you see is what you get as we cannot offer any customization on this unit other than maybe a little trimming on the open end.

When used as a diptube, if your TC port is a little too low, we can trim or notch the bottom. If you want to use it as a whirlpool return, simply turn it so the exit is horizontal and it will cause your wort or hot liquor to spin.

We've been upfront about our general distaste for loading up homebrew sized brewing vessels with TC ports due to their cost and lack of accessory flexibility, but we've finally been broken down. We get calls every day asking how to put a diptube on to the back side of a TC drain port. This was what we came up with. One of the benefits of this design is that it works with any length (depth) TC port and you have some freedom on how deep you insert the piston.

The additional pictures show the fit when inserted into a TC weld ferrule which is NOT included in this unit.

Replacement orings are the same as our thin heating element orings as seen in the accessories to the right.

Here's a nice shot of these units installed in the drain and whirlpool ports in a Spike 30 gallon PLUS kettle:
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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 love it May 15, 2020
Reviewer: Marc Skinner from Highland, MD United States  
fantastic piece of kit

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Solid product January 14, 2019
Reviewer: Vincent from Poughkeepsie, NY United States  
Also using this on my Unibrau V3 setup. It's a little long to point completely downwards, so it sits at an angle but performs perfectly fine. Really helps get every bit of wort transferred. Unibraus have a good amount of dead-space, so this is a welcome addition.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Diptube used with Unibrau V3 July 20, 2018
Reviewer: Dan from Columbia, MD United States  
Purchased this for use with my Unibrau V3 since I do 3-4 gallon batch sizes.  I got tired of making an extra half gallon to meet my volume target into the fermenter so I thought I'd give this diptube a try.  Works extremely well and sucks up nearly every last drop so I don't have to waste wort anymore.

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